GTCF Will Be Closed from November 21-25, 2022

Author: Stevon Burrell

Oct
12

Legacy Giving Can Transform the Future of Pierce County

Filed Under: Philanthropy,Professional Advisors - Posted @ 10:44am

  In 2021, GTCF commissioned a Transfer of Wealth report that showed Pierce County has a household net worth of $269 Billion. Over the next 10 years, our community will > Continue Reading

Oct
12

A Strategy for a Thriving Pierce County

Filed Under: Letter from President & CEO,Philanthropy - Posted @ 10:40am

  One of the earliest GTCF annual reports, in 1983, put forth an idea that is just as relevant today, “the community foundation may be a catalyst to convince disparate > Continue Reading

Oct
10

Threading the Needle: Donating Business Interests to Charity 

Filed Under: Philanthropy,Professional Advisors,Strengthening Pierce County,Vibrant Community - Posted @ 8:49am

  Because business owners are focused on the growth and success of their business, they may not have philanthropy on their radar right away. However, if they decide to sell > Continue Reading

Jun
29

Young-Adult Leaders Use Local History to Build Blueprint for the Future

Filed Under: Civic Engagement,Strengthening Pierce County,Vibrant Community - Posted @ 11:56am

  As racial and political tensions were at an all-time high across the U.S. in the late 60’s, Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood reached a boiling point, stirring up an event known > Continue Reading

Jul
1

Vaccine Participation vs. Hesitancy – Who Do You Trust? 

Filed Under: PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED,Strengthening Pierce County - Posted @ 8:50am

According to Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, as of June 30, 2021, Pierce County’s vaccination rate was 50.5%. COVID-19 vaccines are now widely available, but the number of people seeking vaccines > Continue Reading

Apr
5

Listening to Youth Helps Drive Racial Equity At Pierce County Nonprofits

Filed Under: Philanthropy,Strengthening Pierce County,Vibrant Community - Posted @ 7:44am

  Jonathan Jackson, Palmer Scholars’ Executive Director, runs an organization that supports underrepresented Pierce County students of color to overcome financial, cultural, and social barriers in their pursuit of higher > Continue Reading

Mar
4

COVID-19 Conditions Strain School Districts and Nonprofit Partners as More Youth and Families Experience Homelessness

Filed Under: Housing,PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED,Strengthening Pierce County - Posted @ 4:44pm

Elementary students walking away from a bus, wearing COVID-19 masks.

    Marilee Hill-Anderson, Directory of Community Engagement of the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District paints a picture of the staggering need families in the district are facing right now, “We > Continue Reading

Nov
12

Youth Hunger For Connection Served Up By Online Expanded Learning Opportunities

Filed Under: Expanded Learning - Posted @ 12:24pm

With the music pumping and blue disco lights flashing (well…in one kid’s room, at least) students and instructors from Tacoma Arts Live’s Hip-Hop Movement class moved together, via webcam, through > Continue Reading

Nov
12

Make Civic Engagement Personal To Make It Last

Filed Under: Census 2020,Civic Engagement - Posted @ 11:58am

Jennifer Keating, Land Use Planner for Puyallup Tribe of Indians, and her family maintain a family tradition during election season, “My significant other and I, we’ve created a tradition with > Continue Reading

Oct
8

Technology and Internet Access Are Essential Needs Under COVID-19 Conditions

Filed Under: PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED,Strengthening Pierce County - Posted @ 11:20am

  Arriving to work one day at Tacoma’s Peace Community Center, Development Director, Lianna Shepherd met a mother in desperate need of reliable internet bandwidth in order to work from > Continue Reading